Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on December 3, 2009
New York Times bestselling author Rusty McClure reads excerpts and talks about his fast-paced new novel "Cincinnatus." In McClure’s tale, once-successful golfer Matt Thurman ditches dreams of returning to the PGA circuit for the life of a fugitive, teaming up with a Department of Justice attorney to investigate PGA-tournament fixing. The partners dig deep into the past, discovering secrets like a brotherhood of continental army soldier descendants and the findings of Edward Leedskalnin, who single handedly built Stonehenge. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Architecture and design writer Saxon Henry discusses her book on four Florida artists, "Four Florida Moderns." The educational read details the artists’ contributions to Florida architecture, design approaches and their collective bond to modernist traditions. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 532-3222 or www.booksandbooks.com.
TALES OF WARFARE
Author Jeff Shaara presents the latest edition of his World War II trilogy, "No Less Than Victory." In the historical military novel, Shaara recounts the falling of the German army and the horrors the American soldiers encountered upon liberating the concentration camps at the end of the war. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Greg Mortenson, author of "Stones Into Schools," comes to Coral Gables to read and sign his personal story of working in Afghanistan and Pakistan to rebuild schools and improve child literacy in an effort to promote peace throughout the region. 6 p.m. Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.